Love this idea for wrapping a gift for children (or, heck, adults).

Great idea as the kids wait for their turn to open their gift! - "Color Me" Interactive Gift Wrap for Kids - wrap a gift with plain white paper, and attach crayons instead of a bow. Stamp the words color me, and let your kid decorate their own gift.

Ice Luminaries, from Design Mom.  So pretty and simple and lovely.  They would be perfect for a New Year's Eve Party.

This would be neat for a winter themed party.Easy DIY Ice Luminaries at Design Mom

I know it's not Chrsitms anymore.  But I think these "glitter bulbs" from Sweet Paul could be used any time of year.  Darling.

Glitter Bulbs

Upcycle old bulbs (somehow I have gotten my hands on dozens of these) Sweet Paul Holiday Countdown: Day 1 - Glitter Bulbs

This is a sophisticated replica of the felt advent calendar we had growing up. My brother and I used to fight over who would get to place the star (#24) every year. (We took turns.) Now, if only I could find it already made...  From Purl Bee.  (They sell a kit, for more crafty folks than me.)

Christmas in July! Our Advent Calendar Kit and Pattern - The Purl Bee - Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas!

Christmas tree alternative

One crafter's tree clippings are another crafter's minimalist tree with this cleverly understated DIY makeshift Christmas tree wall hanging from Almost Makes Perfect.

Love this marriage timeline.  Smart (and romantic!) idea.  From YouAreMyFave.

What a beautiful marriage timeline—I especially love the bright colored patterned fabric.

Flag Sculptures by Jordan Ferney for Project Wedding.  I love these, and I can think of so many ways to use them!

DIY: Flag Sculptures - Browse the best wedding ideas and planning tips at Project Wedding.

Love this method for displaying stocking gifts on Christmas morning.  ("Apples, nuts, cookies & marzipan.")  From Zuhause Wohnen.

Tolle Deko-Ideen für die Adventszeit

A European Christmas custom. On December (or the in some countries), the feast of St Nicholas, children leave their shoes out and he fills them with apples, nuts, pastries and marzipan.

Truly lovely idea for a Christmas tree: Miracle Fruit.

Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) nce you've eaten the small red fruit (about the size of a gumdrop), everything sour eaten afterwards tastes incredibly sweet, including sour citrus.